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Below, we have tried to answer the most common questions visitors to this our website may have. If you find that your question is not answered on this page, please e-mail us info@portlaoisecreche.ie  or call at 057 8620186 or 087 2123538.

Our FAQs should cover all questions regarding Portlaoise Creche, TEC, CEC, ECCE Schemes, and general childcare in Portlaoise

A: Yes, please contact us for more details. E-mail us info@portlaoisecreche.ie or call at 057 8620186 or 087 2123538

A: Yes, please contact us for more details. E-mail us info@portlaoisecreche.ie or call at 057 8620186 or 087 2123538

A: Yes, please contact us for more details. E-mail us info@portlaoisecreche.ie or call at 057 8620186 or 087 2123538

A: The crèche supplies a nutritious, hot, main meal and uses fresh fruit and vegetables. The meals are cooked on the premises and include a variety of tastes and texturesWe also supply a morning and an afternoon snack. The crèche supplies fresh milk or juice for the children’s breaks. .
A monthly menu is displayed in the hallway and meal suggestions from parents are always welcome.

A: The crèche is open between 8am and 6pm Monday to Friday. You are welcome to come and go anytime between these hours.

A: We will be closed at 1pm on December 23rd (if it falls on a weekday) and reopen on January 2nd (or nearest weekday thereafter).
It will be closed on all Bank, National, Public holidays and Good Friday.

Full Time Day Care and Afterschool Services.
We offer full and part time hours for your child, including morning and afternoon sessions. For children attending local schools we offer an afterschool service. Our team is very approachable and would be delighted to discuss with you all options available. We are closest facility to of all the new schools in Beladd and we can organise the collection of your children if you want to avail of our afterschool service.

ECCE,TEC AND CEC Schemes

ECCE
The state’s Early Childhood Care and Education Scheme (ECCE) is an initiative to provide a free pre-school year for children before they start primary school.
All children aged between 3 years and 2 months and 4 years and 6 month by 1st September each year are eligible for a free placement of up to 15 hours per week for 38 weeks over one year. The normal schedule for the free pre-school year is 3 hours per day over 38 weeks. This scheme has been revised in the budget 2016 and we will update this site when the terms of the new scheme are clarified. 

TEC
Training and Employment Childcare scheme for ETB students (Education and Training Board; formerly FAS and VEC) – Providing Free Crèche places.
If you have applied for an ETB training programme, you may qualify for a free childcare place under the government Training and Employment Childcare (TEC) scheme. The purpose of this programme is to assist parents taking eligible ETB (formerly FÁS and VEC) courses to undertake training by providing supported childcare places.
The allocation of places under the scheme is managed by the Department of Children and Youth Affairs, via the City and County Childcare Committees (CCC’s). 
In order to book a childcare place in any of our crèches settings, you will require a letter from your course co-ordinator confirming that you are eligible for a TEC place. The letter should also outline the start date and finish date of the course. 

CEC
Crèche places for Community Employment Participants – Government Funded CEC Scheme. The CEC programme provides subsidised part time crèche places (up to 19.5hours per week) for Community Employment participants. We operate the CEC scheme and in order to book a place, you will require a letter from your sponsor confirming that you are eligible for a childcare place.

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